Academic Advising

Advising in the College of Engineering and Applied Science depends on your student standing—undergraduate students either are in a major program or are in Undeclared Engineering with a major subplan. Check your student portal or call the Engineering Student Services Center at 303-315-7510 if you are unsure of your current program. Graduate advising is handled by department faculty advisors. 

 

I’m a new freshman. How do I find my advisor? 

Students admitted directly to a major work with advisors in their department. If you are an Undeclared Engineering student, you will meet with the staff advisor in the Engineering Student Services Center. 

For appointments:

  • Undeclared Engineering: 303-315-7510
  • Bioengineering: 303-315-7576
  • Civil Engineering: 303-315-7160
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 303-315-1408
  • Electrical Engineering: 303-315-7520
  • Mechanical Engineering: 303-315-7500 

I am a new transfer student. Where do I start?

Transfer students who wish to attend CU Denver should make an advising appointment as soon as possible—we are happy to meet with you, even before you’re admitted! 

To schedule an appointment please contact the Engineering Student Services Center at 303-315-7510 or ESSC@ucdenver.edu.  

Please bring a copy of your transcripts from all institutions attended, copies of course descriptions for any courses you wish to have considered for transfer and, if possible, a syllabus for each of those courses. Only courses with a grade of C- or better will be considered for transfer credit. Pass/fail courses, internship courses, research-related courses and special topics courses will not be considered for transfer credit. 

You may reference the engineering Community College Transfer Guide for information about transferring specific community college courses.​​ 

Graduate students

All graduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science should meet with their departmental faculty advisor(s) as soon possible after admission. Graduate faculty advisors will assist you in understanding course requirements and can also assist in understanding the research requirements within a chosen department. If you wish to receive transfer credit for course work taken at another institution, you must meet with an advisor as soon as possible for consideration. (When meeting with a faculty advisor for consideration of the transferability of course work, students should have a copy of their transcripts and the course descriptions of any courses they wish to have evaluated.)

It is solely the responsibility of all graduate students in the college to meet with a faculty advisor in a timely manner in order to receive proper advising. Failure to do so may result in a student’s inability to satisfactorily progress toward degree completion. 

To schedule an appointment:

  • Bioengineering: 303-724-5893
  • Civil Engineering: 303-315-7160
  • Computer Science and Engineering: 303-315-1408
  • Electrical Engineering: 303-315-7520
  • Mechanical Engineering: 303-315-7500